Thursday, January 21, 2016

Word of the year -CALM

This year I am trying something new! Its something I have always intended to have a go at but never been disciplined enough to go through with it! Its my word of the year!
My word for 2016 is CALM!  Last year starting back at work after 8 years leave, coupled with my family and home life was very chaotic with all of us trying to find our  new normal . It was a big learning curve for everyone in my family.
This year I wanted to start with the intention of being calm. Slowing down a little, taking deep breathes and taking one day at a time.
What better way to remind me but with my word up in lights so I transformed the Heidi Swapp Marquee letters and the new Marquee Love Spring collection into a constant source of inspiration.

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I have my word set up  on the top shelf in my studio,  where I go to each day to Scrap and Craft and to work on my school work and planning! I love that as I sit at my desk  I can look up and instantly have that word as a reminder.

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Under my word I arranged a string of the Heidi Swapp lights that I added the brand new Spring Marquee Paper Flowers  and pink and mint Facated bulbs to. It adds such a soft lovely feminine feel to my display.

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I covered the inside of each letter with pattern paper from the new 8x8 paper pad that comes in the collection. The mix of floral , stripes, spots and checks makes it easy to mix and match.

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I think this pattern paper sheet in the M  might be my favourite, I love the mix of pink and yellow floral the perfect combination.

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Around the edge of each letter I added some of the brand new 2 inch  Washi tapes from the collection as well. The teal glitter, Yellow and white stripe and Green floral!

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The M is covered in the prettiest pink checked washi!

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At night I can spend a little reflection time just before bed, with the room lights turned off  and my Marquee lights turned on. It will  allow me  to take in the days events, think of them calmly and then head to bed.

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It really is a special area in my room and as I sit here at my desk staring up at the top shelf a wave of calm really is washing over me!

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016


It's been a while since I shared a layout here on my blog, and today I want to share my last layout I created in 2015. I made it on the 31st so I managed to just squeeze it in in time.
I love this layout as it shares the memory of my birthday a few months ago with a great group of friends. I also love it because I got to use the brand new Heidi Swapp Marquee Love Washi tape as the base of my layout, I just adore the colours don't you!
I also love it because It uses those fabulous Mincable letters that I foiled in silver, It gives a very classy feel to my layout.

I love how large these letters are and that you can layer  words such as the Wood Veneer words and the  Mincable pieces over the top.

I love how that cute bow creates a gift out of my photo!

The Minc really still is such a game changer for me! I love using it on every project that I can.


Monday, January 4, 2016

Heidi Swapp Lightbox

Have you seen the brand new Heidi Swapp Lightboxes that are available at independent or online stores! They really are the most fun and can be changed up so easily to coordinate with your decor or holiday or celebration. At the moment I have it in my kitchen and it makes the perfect addition to my Kitchen decor! Heidi has designed not only a number of different fonts but also there are super fun images in all different themes that can be coordinated with your message as well!

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You can also see there is an extra slide that can  be placed in either of the three sections to add in smaller letters and make your message longer. How cool is that!

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 Day or night it really is the most fun to play with!

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Friday, January 1, 2016

Spring Marquee Love Mini Album

Sometimes you gotta think out of the box right! Heidi Swapp has a brand new Spring Marquee Love collection which includes these darling Mini Marquee shapes, new washi tapes and a paper pad collection. It really is the most prettiest collection ever.
I wanted to try something a little different with the shapes so I decided to make a mini book with the heart serving as a cover for the album!

I covered the outside of the heart shape with the new wood Veneer Washi tape and the inside with that gorgeous floral pattern paper....and do you spy those darling facetted bulbs, they are the prettiest pink you have ever seen.

Once my pages where in the album I tied it all together with a big yellow bow!

I began by printing out a quote I found on Pinterest onto some vellum then used the heart template from the box to trace around the heart.

An enlarged photo traced with the heart template.

I added a title page by mixing up some fun fonts and wood veneer.

Here I attached my photo with some of the Mint glitter washi !

The photo lifts to reveal my journaling.

Here I layered pattern paper from the paper pad under my photo. I wanted my album to be a bit eclectic so this page was cut into a circle with my Fiskars circle cutter!

More fun layering.

I created this heart pocket but trimming out the heart template twice  then cutting off the top part of the second piece of paper and then stitching it to the bottom heart. I added that sequin ribbon for a touch of fun.

 Simple embellishment with a chipboard word.

Vellum heart with a sheer sticker.

The wood grain pattern paper  might be a new fav! Here it is cut into another circle.

Floral pattern paper mixed with raw wood veneer!

I also love to layer the wood veneer over photos!

These fun paper flowers come in the collection and they have been sprayed with Pink, Butter and Rose  Colorshine.

Layered together they make a beautiful end page in my album.

I hope my husband loves my album as much as I loved making it!

Monday, December 28, 2015

2016 planner reset

2016 is nearly here! I for one am looking forward to starting the year a fresh...and what better way to do that and be organised at the same time than by using my Heidi Swapp 2016  Gold Polka Dot Memory Planner!
On the 1st of January I am headed to Hawaii for 10 days of bliss and I am planning on taking my Polka Dot Planner to act as a travel journal for this time!

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In the front cover pockets I have stashed some of the stickers, 2x2 cards and gold clips to hold memorabilia in my planner.

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I've made a list of things to do that friends and family have suggested to me on the To Do List pad. I simply ripped a sheet from the pad and placed it into my planner.

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I added one of the cardboard stickers to the 1st to show the start of my holiday and added those  cute pink glitter stickers over the top for the word Aloha!

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To hold more memorabilia I used my Planner punch to add holes into the plastic pocket. These are actually self adhesive on the back but I wanted to be able to flip it  over so I added in the holes instead.

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I love the little bit of glitz it adds!

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Let me share how I am storing all my planner pieces before I head on my trip. I have a dedicated shelf in my studio that holds my planners, the Planner collection paper pads and all the other bits and pieces of the collection.

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You can see that Black and white striped 4 inch Storage binder that can be used to hold several months from your planner to make it more manageable.

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 I have collected a few of my favourite bowls to hold some of the ephemera from the collection, the chipboard frames, tabs, clips and 2x2 cards. They really add a feminine touch to my studio.

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 To hold all my other packets including the number stickers, letters, puffy stickers and word stickers I found this vintage  toast rack in a local store and filled it with all the bits and pieces. It is so easy for me to flip through and find what I need!

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How are you planning on keeping track of your memories next year? I would love to hear how!